Death of a Gunfighter (1969)

PG 05/08/1969 (US) Western 1h 34m

Marshall Patch... he lived by the law of the gun...


In the turn-of-the century Texas town of Cottownwood Springs, marshal Frank Patch is an old-style lawman in a town determined to become modern. When he kills drunken Luke Mills in self-defense, the town leaders decide it's time for a change. That ask for Patch's resignation, but he refuses on the basis that the town on hiring him had promised him the job for as long as he wanted it. Afraid for the town's future and even more afraid of the fact that Marshal Patch knows all the town's dark secrets, the city fathers decide that old-style violence is the only way to rid themselves of the unwanted lawman.

  1. Don Siegel


  2. Alan Smithee


  3. Robert Totten


  4. Lewis B. Patten


  5. Joseph Calvelli


Top Billed Cast

  1. Richard Widmark

    Richard Widmark

    Marshal Frank Patch

  2. Lena Horne

    Lena Horne

    Claire Quintana

  3. Carroll O'Connor

    Carroll O'Connor

    Lester Locke

  4. David Opatoshu

    David Opatoshu

    Edward Rosenbloom

  5. Kent Smith

    Kent Smith

    Andrew Oxley

  6. Jacqueline Scott

    Jacqueline Scott

    Laurie Mills

  7. Morgan Woodward

    Morgan Woodward

    Ivan Stanek

  8. Larry Gates

    Larry Gates

    Mayor Chester Sayre

  9. Dub Taylor

    Dub Taylor

    Doc Adams

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Death of a Gunfighter
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Original Language English

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